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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Saison
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saisons have been around for ages. Traditionally brewed by Belgian and French farmers to provide refreshment during harvest. I’m guessing that flavour wasn’t a main concern back then; the priority was to provide a beverage that was safe to drink, because water usually wasn’t. Never the less, over time they developed a beverage chrarissed by beer geeks of the modern world. The alcohol content was low, so the workers could consume enough to keep hydrated and still perform their job: To load the barn with enough barley for next years brewing season. I bet these hardworking, humble farmers never imagined, that centuries later, their style of brewing would inspire brewers from all over the world. As all our beers, this is a very modern, you might say new world, interpretation of this style. Based on the tradition we have used a French Saison yeast, which provides a plethora of funky, earthy, very "Belgian" flavours. From there we have upped the ante a fair bit by doubling the amount of malt, and thereby the alcohol, and loaded the kettle with punchy Nelson Sauvin hops. Unlike the original, this is not a beer meant to be drunk by the gallon. Moderation is the key for full enjoyment of all great beers.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, - DEC 17, 2011
[email protected] Malty, citrus, nelson sauvin aroma but not in a bad way at all. Hazy, yellow, small off-white head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, fruity, hints of diesel and garlic. Balanced, falvourful. Normally this is not my kind of hops but I like them in this beer.


3.5
kaserov (747) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2017
Color amarillo, ligeramente turbio y más turbio si se echa el final de la botella, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (muy buena retención, siempre queda una capa de espuma de más de un dedo de grosor, de burbujas pequeñas y apariencia de jabón). Carbonatación alta. Textura acuosa y ligeramente efervescente. En nariz hay ligera fruta tropical, hierbas, lima, especias, levadura, reminiscencias ácidas. En boca hay mucha especias, lima, toques herbales, pan, ligera acidez. Final de ligerísimo amargor. Seca. La boca pide más. Postgusto especiado.

3.9
dimeon (313) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 30, 2017
A: Slightly cloudy light orange with a big, dense white head. N: Lime zest, pineapple and freshly cut grass. T: Strong bitterness and just a hint of acidity. Grapefruit juice, a medley of citrus zest. P: Medium-thin. O: Absolutely loved this beer, very complex and pleasing to the palate from first sip to last.

4
dorain (293) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus dem Growler vom LagerLager/Berlin (2017-04). Dieses Bier von der anderen Seite des Planeten ist ein typischen Saison mit einer für ein Saison doch deutlichen Hopfennote. Doch dies gibt den Bier ein tollen Charakter. Ein leckeres Bier.

4
Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
0,33l bottle at home. BB 14.07.2018. golden clear shiny color, rather big white head. smells flowery, peppery, yeasty, citric, grassy, light funk, some fruity notes, light mango, peach. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes flowery, citric, grassy, light yeast, light sweetness, some exotic fruits, light berry notes. finishes medium dry with notes of grass, citrus and light sweetness. very nice one, lovely balance very easy and great to drink. lovely dry notes.

2.4
ghostbeer (215) - Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2017
Very hazy and orange color. Smells like bad cheese rinds but certainly tastes better than the smell. Baffling, but probably better with food.

3.9
dunklermessias (205) - Lüneburg, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
On tap at Lager Lager Berlin. Comes with a hayz yellow color and a nice white head.. The nose is pine, sweet fruits like peach or apricot, some grapes and belgian yeast. The taste follows the nose, but the fruits are sweeter than expected. Some floral and some herbs and a nice hops. At the palate some citrus. Nice and dry bittersweet finish.

3.3
Unde (1079) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2017
Slightly hazy yellow beer with nice frothy head on top which leaves beautiful lacing to the sides of the glass. Aroma has Belgian yeast, spice notes, sweet fruits too. Taste is kinda basic saison, yeast dominates, sweet fruits. Medium body and highish carbonation. Wanted more Nelson Sauvin. Saison is hard to make distinguishable.

4.3
ALIBALI (2090) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Wilder Chinafooddryspiceman with Attitude. Es muffelt und schleckert aus allen Ecken. Der Trunk ist verheft, hocharomatisch und Sourdry. Hossa. Das erhoffte Feuerwerk zündet intensivst. Da bleibt kein Gemüselover auf der Strecke 😉 Staudensellerie&Co. lassen grüßen. Breitwandig matschig und so hart am Saison Limit. Es stinkt 😀. 0,33/4€. Buddel from BREWDOG Berlin.

3.9
WVHouseofBeer (1067) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Wonderful aromas bursting of pine, fresh fruit, bubblegum, spices and some funk. Pours the typical hazy yellow color with a little bit of lacing left behind. The flavors were not as pronounced the aromas but good nonetheless. There is decently strong bitterness at the end with a relatively low carbonation. This is one of the best Saisons I’ve had.

3.6
GoufCustom (2003) - HONG KONG - MAR 12, 2017


330 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Looks: Translucent golden honey colour with a layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 miutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet malt, with strong peaches, white grapes, dew melons, honey, strong floral, sugar and strong Bel yeast.

Taste: Medium sweet Pils malt, with light yellow fruits, white grapes, floral, sugar, light funk, strong spices, light biscuits, strong Bel yeast, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick and quite creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very good Pils maltyness in solid background, smooth and creamy. Good white grapes and flowery hops form NS. Medium sweetness with light funk and good spicyness. Strong Bel-yeasty with lemon to round. Very good!

Hoppiness: Strong peaches, white grapes, dew melons, honey and strong floral in nose. Yellow fruits, white grapes, floral, lemon, and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity, spicy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compares to Allendale’s Sauvin Saison, this one’s NS hops is not as in-yer-face but still has very impressive viney, fruity aroma and taste. Added rich maltyness, strong carbo, and slighty funky but good spicy Bel yeast, and you have a very hoppy, tasty and fulfilling Saison. Love it!


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